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Faculty of Mathematics

 

Professor of Theoretical Physics

Career

Research

Selected Publications

Lectures


Complex Methods


Quantum Gravity

  • These are the overheads for a lecture given in Oxford in 1995 entitled "How the Complex Numbers Got into Physics" at a meeting on "Complex Numbers in Quantum Mechanics". In PDF format

Special Relativity

  • Part I Lecture Notes on Special Relativity in PDF format. This is a much extended version of notes
    covering the material of the now defunct Part IB course. They should be useful as preliminary reading for the Part II courses on General Relativity and Relativistic Electrodynamics and Cosmology, and also for the Part III courses on General Relativity and Black Holes and Cosmology.

General Relativity


Supergravity

  • Uncorrected transcript of last years Part III course made available by Zhijang Hu. Caveat Lector! In PDF format

Applications of Differential Geometry to Physics


Statistical Physics and Cosmology


Black Holes


Former students

Publications

“Kepler Harmonies” and conformal symmetries
PM Zhang, M Cariglia, M Elbistan, GW Gibbons, PA Horvathy
– Physics Letters B
(2019)
792,
324
Killing horizons: Negative temperatures and entropy super-additivity
M Cvetič, GW Gibbons, H Lü, CN Pope
– Physical Review D
(2018)
98,
106015
Sturm–Liouville and Carroll: at the heart of the memory effect
PM Zhang, M Elbistan, GW Gibbons, PA Horvathy
– General Relativity and Gravitation
(2018)
50,
107
Ion traps and the memory effect for periodic gravitational waves
PM Zhang, M Cariglia, C Duval, M Elbistan, GW Gibbons, PA Horvathy
– Physical Review D
(2018)
98,
044037
Velocity Memory Effect for polarized gravitational waves
PM Zhang, C Duval, GW Gibbons, PA Horvathy
– Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
(2018)
2018,
030
Cosmological aspects of the Eisenhart–Duval lift
M Cariglia, A Galajinsky, GW Gibbons, PA Horvathy
– The European Physical Journal C
(2018)
78,
314
The geometry of abrasion
G Domokos, GW Gibbons
(2018)
27,
125
Soft gravitons and the memory effect for plane gravitational waves
PM Zhang, C Duval, GW Gibbons, PA Horvathy
– Physical Review D
(2017)
96,
064013
The memory effect for plane gravitational waves
PM Zhang, C Duval, GW Gibbons, PA Horvathy
– Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
(2017)
772,
743
STU black holes and SgrA
M Cvetič, GW Gibbons, CN Pope
– Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
(2017)
2017,
016
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Research Group

Relativity and Gravitation

Room

B1.24

Telephone

01223 337899